“For me, it all comes down to curiosity. On the one hand, life is traumatic, horrendous, and full of suffering. On the other, there is awe, graciousness, wildness, and beauty. There were times in my life that I fell into despair, but curiosity is what kept me going. Curiosity for the beauty of the human condition, curiosity for understanding ourselves, and curiosity for understanding our relationship to others.”
Yvonne has a background in somatics, wilderness therapy, group therapy, and addiction counseling. Her approach is trauma-informed, patient-centered, and leans on the wisdom of the physical body to navigate the work. Her work prioritizes creating a space for the inner/abstract and outer/social worlds to meet –– understanding that both the personal world and the external social fabric and external world comprise a couple. Yvonne wants to help couples seamlessly understand their interpersonal relationship from all layers of identity and self.
Ask me about: Transnational dance, pizza, poetry, stand-up comedy, or collaging.
Ever since I was young, I’ve been: In search of the perfect tacos. Waiting for the next good belly laugh. Daydreaming about fields of sunflowers and dogs.
Favorite kind of couples: Those that are willing to reach for their own edges without shying away from discomfort. There’s a rawness, and they are willing to bring themselves there authentically. They are not afraid of exposing themselves. But let’s not forget, most importantly, those in pursuit of deepening their sense of friendship, play, and humor as well.
Favorite Quote: “Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Kahlil Gibran “On Joy and Sorrow”
Services offered: She provides therapy in English and Spanish.
MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work
LCSW (LICSW 2020 candidate)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level I and Level II
Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr
MindBody Therapy Certification Trainee (2021 candidate)
Professional background in: Play Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Group Therapy, Addiction
Bilingual in English and Spanish